Ward A12 Scoop Poster Prize

Congratulations to Dr Holly McGuigan, Cathy Mercer and Dr Linda Buchanan from ward A12 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital who won the prize for best poster presentation at the recent Scottish Society of Physicians annual meeting.

The poster title was something of a poser! ‘Does the use of a standardised ward safety checklist improve prescribing of prophylactic low molecular weight heparin in acute medical patients?” The answer is yes and the poster fitted in well with the focus on patient safety at the meeting, which had earlier included a lecture by Robert Francis QC, the barrister who chaired the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal.